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									Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.: SWOT
Analysis & Company Profile


Reference code: BRDF0026CP10-Q2

Published: Nov 2010




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TABLE OF CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1      COMPANY OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................... 4
    1.1 Key Facts ......................................................................................................................................... 4
2      BUSINESS OVERVIEW .......................................................................................................... 5
    2.1 Business Description ........................................................................................................................ 5
    2.2 Key Employees ................................................................................................................................ 7
        2.2.1     Key Employee Biographies ........................................................................................................................ 8
3      SWOT ANALYSIS .................................................................................................................. 9
    3.1 Overview .......................................................................................................................................... 9
    3.2 Strengths.........................................................................................................................................10
    3.3 Weaknesses ...................................................................................................................................11
    3.4 Opportunities...................................................................................................................................11
    3.5 Threats............................................................................................................................................12
4      EVENTS ................................................................................................................................ 13
    4.1 Company History.............................................................................................................................13
5      Appendix .............................................................................................................................. 14
    5.1 Research Methodology ...................................................................................................................14
    5.2 Additional Notes ..............................................................................................................................14
    5.3 Disclaimer .......................................................................................................................................15




Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.: SWOT Analysis & Company Profile                                                                              Published Nov 2010
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LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. , Key Facts ........................................................................................................................................... 4
Table 2: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. Key Employees .................................................................................................................................... 7
Table 3: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. Key Employee Biographies ................................................................................................................... 8
Table 4: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. SWOT Analysis .................................................................................................................................... 9
Table 5: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. History ................................................................................................................................................ 13




Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.: SWOT Analysis & Company Profile                                                                                                            Published Nov 2010
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COMPANY OVERVIEW


1 COMPANY OVERVIEW

         Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (Ascent Solar, AST) is a development stage company, engages in the
         manufacture of thin-film photovoltaic modules using copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) semiconductor
         material. Ascent Solar’s manufacturing process includes deposition of multiple layers of materials, including a
         thin-film of CIGS semiconductor material on a plastic substrate, flowed by arrangement of layers by laser to
         create interconnected PV cells. The company produces monolithically integrated flexible CIGS modules in a
         limited quantity. It is planning for manufacturing of commercial quantities of large, roll-format, PV modules
         which employs CIGS on a flexible, plastic substrate. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, US.

1.1 Key Facts

        Table 1: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. , Key Facts
          Corporate Address         12300 Grant Street, Thornton,               Ticker Symbol, Exchange    ASTI , NASDAQ
                                    CO, 80127
          Telephone                 1 720 8725000                               No. of Employees           110
          Fax                       1 720 8725077                               Fiscal Year End            December
          URL                       www.ascentsolar.com                         Revenue (in US$ Million)   1.46
          Industry
          Locations                 United States.
         Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research /                                     © Business Review




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BUSINESS OVERVIEW




2 BUSINESS OVERVIEW

2.1 Business Description

         Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (Ascent Solar) develops and manufacturing of advanced thin-film flexible
         photovoltaic materials and modules. The company produces Photovoltaic (PV) modules using thin-film
         Copper-Indium-Gallium-diSelenide (CIGS) absorbing layer. Ascent Solar provides its solutions to commercial
         and residential building markets, and space and near-space applications. Ascent Solar operates as the
         subsidiary of ITN Energy System, which engages in development of emerging technologies for Defense and
         Commercial markets. Ascent Solar employs 110 people.

         The company’s production process deposits multiple layers of materials, which include a thin film of copper-
         indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) semiconductor material to produce interconnected PV cells or PV modules.
         In addition to the building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) market, the company also serves other specialty
     
								
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